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Xbox Game Pass just got better – but can you see the difference?

Microsoft continues to work on Xbox Game Pass and has now introduced an upgrade for one of the gaming service’s best features: Clarity Boost aims to overturn the graphics, but the differences aren’t easy to spot at first glance.

Cloud gaming is one of the best features included in Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft is now modifying the graphics and trying it Improved visual performance when broadcasting. For this purpose, the company has now introduced Clarity Boost – but the jump in quality is very subtle.

Xbox Game Pass: Clarity Boost to improve graphics streaming

Clarity Boost aims to spice up cloud gaming graphics with Xbox Game Pass and View textures in more detail and more realistically. According to the official Xbox blog, graphics boosting is activated by the browser – so it’s initially only available on Microsoft’s Edge Canary browser. It has not been announced whether the functionality will also be available in the future for Chrome, Firefox and other providers. (Source: X-Box)

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The company announced the new feature in an official blog post on Xbox and it was there Share a screenshot of Gears Tactics for comparison. The difference between the left image without Clarity Boost and the screenshot on the right is really minimal. The enhanced texture becomes really visible only when zoomed in. However, in the details, the beard and forehead in particular look much more detailed.

Screenshot comparison with Gears Tactics
Gears Tactics screenshot in Clarity Boost comparison. (Image source: Xbox)

Cloud gaming: Microsoft continues to work on technology

Even if the jump through Clarity Boost doesn’t seem particularly big at first glance – and It can be hard to see when playing with animation The announcement demonstrates that Microsoft continues to rely fully on expanding cloud technology.

If you want to try out the new feature, all you have to do is that Download Edge Canary Browser and verify that it is at least version 96.0.1033.0. Then you can invoke Xbox Cloud Gaming via your browser and activate Clarity Boost in other settings. By the way, the feature will be rolled out to all Microsoft Edge users from 2022.

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Microsoft continues to fully rely on the cloud gaming feature with Xbox Game Pass and upgrades the graphics for streaming functionality with Clarity Boost. However, the visual improvement can only be seen with the naked eye at second glance.

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